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post #1 of 24 Old 07-12-2020, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Request for Thoughts and Prayers

I haven't post much on this forum for years, and I recently started coming back but then life got a little busy again. I do know that this community is really supportive and right now I have someone in my life who could use some thoughts, prayers, and healing vibes.

On 07/10/2020, my road partner, who I've worked the same shift as for over two years, was involved in an on-duty crash. The other driver crossed the center line on the road and hit his patrol car head on. He was flown by Aeromed (medical helicopter) to the hospital where he is currently stabilized but listed in critical condition.

He has a brain bleed on the left side of his brain and a possibly broken ankle (but they can't x-ray it because of his current head trauma). He is in a medically induced coma and the doctor's did note that the inter-cranial pressure in his head is not a bad as they expected. He initially would respond to stimuli (they'd reduce his sedation and he would respond to commands) and to pain stimuli (while in the coma) but as of yesterday (07/11/2020), he was not able to be woken up. His body is also experiencing, I guess I'll call them unauthorized spasms (I don't know the proper medical term and it's the best way I can describe them), which is probably a result of the inter-cranial pressure from the brain bleed.

If you all could keep him in your thoughts and prayers, and send good vibes in his direction I would greatly appreciate it. His name is Caleb. Please also have thoughts, prayers, and good vibes for his family, wife and two young kids.

Thank you.

And for those who were wondering, the other driver, also stabilized and in critical condition, is expected to survive and make a full recovery.

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post #2 of 24 Old 07-12-2020, 03:28 PM
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Prayers being offered for him and his family.

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post #3 of 24 Old 07-12-2020, 03:45 PM
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Praying for Caleb.
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post #4 of 24 Old 07-12-2020, 03:45 PM
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Prayers for all to have healing hands placed on them...


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post #5 of 24 Old 07-12-2020, 03:48 PM
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Prayers for Caleb and his family.
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post #6 of 24 Old 07-13-2020, 02:32 AM
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Prayers and thoughts going out to Caleb, his family and all those who care for and love him.

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post #7 of 24 Old 07-13-2020, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Update:

He went into surgery last night (07/12/2020) to remove some blood clots. They removed two large blood clots and the pressure in his head was lower.

As of this evening, he had a second surgery where they removed part of his skull to help relieve pressure because the pressure reached a level that they weren't okay with.

As of right now he's no longer listed as stable.

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post #8 of 24 Old 07-14-2020, 12:06 AM
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hang in there. the brain is fragile, but it can heal.
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post #9 of 24 Old 07-14-2020, 10:59 AM
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Iíll be praying hard.
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post #10 of 24 Old 07-14-2020, 02:25 PM
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any updates??
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